University of California Admission help?

<p>What do they like to hear about in the personal statement??</p>

<p>I'm thinking about starting early (they have the same topics each year right?)
So i want to start out this summer. If they don't have the same topic I still want to have an idea of what to talk about.</p>

<p>My freshman gpa was a 2.3, I was just a terrible student and didn't care about school. However, my gpa is now a 3.8 weighted, with pretty difficult classes. So how Should I address my failure in freshman year?</p>

<p>Anything helps!! And we can use this thread to talk about other application processes, etc.</p>